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Oral Histories

Bill Fuge: LGBT Campaigner

Bill Fuge describes his memories of attending the first national conference of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE), held in Morecambe in 1973. Bill also talks about his work as secretary and then convener of...

Gerald Pryke: Conscientious Objector

Gerald Pryke describes his experience as a conscientious objector during WW2, including detention in a disused cotton mill in Chorley and a tribunal in Lancaster Castle. Elsewhere he explains that he was a conscientious objector...

Rosie James: Trident Ploughshares

Rosie James describes the Trident Ploughshares action in Barrow-in-Furness and subsequent trial in the courtroom at Lancaster Castle....

Anthony Peppiatt: LGBT Activist

Anthony Peppiatt talks about how he was politicised through his involvement with Lancaster Gay Liberation Front (GLF) and radical gay politics, which began while he was an undergraduate at Lancaster University during the early 1970s....

Peter

Peter reflects on his work with the Lancaster Gay Switchboard and some of the local resistance the Switchboard faced, particularly in the early days....

Alistair: LGBT Volunteer

Alistair talks about the kinds of calls Lancaster Gay Switchboard received in the early 1980s when he was involved as a volunteer....

Sheelagh Houlihan

Sheelagh talks about the LGBT social scene in Lancaster and standing up to homophobic abuse in the Farmer's Arms Pub....

Mo Kelly: Uranium destroys life…the spirit gives life. Choose life.

Mo Kelly describes her personal transformation and gradual politicisation through her faith-inspired engagement with justice and peace issues, starting with a talk about nuclear power. As someone who has grown up and lived all her...